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Reference number: 0029

Date: 1949

Director: d. Michael Hankinson and A.H. Luff

Sponsor: Scottish Office

Production company: Merlin Films

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 15 mins

Description: The opening of Lochalsh hydro-electric station in 1948 when power lines were connected to villages in the Highlands for the first time. Don Mundy, Australia's sheep shearing champion is featured in the film.

Credits: comm. s. Findlay Currie

Shotlist: [The story of the North of Scotland hydro-electric power stations]

Credits (.15) engineering shop. Don Mundy, the champion sheep shearer of Queensland, Australia, in 1947, demonstrating his skill with electric shears to the crofters at Plockton during a tour of Scotland (1.27) gvs of land and water courses (2.00) June 1945, the start of the project on the banks of Loch Lomond, watched by Tom Johnston, Chairman of the Scottish Hydro-electric Board (2.55) opening of Lochalsh generating station in 1948, the same year as those at Morar and Loch Sloy (3.32) the history of the start of the scheme with views of survey work, boring rigs, road-making and construction, diagram of proposals (5.13) panorama of sites and progress at Sloy, Lochalsh and Morar (9.30) engineering and foundry conttibution (13.46) power lines being connected to villages for the first time (15.00)